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Andrew Courson MD

Andrew Michael Courson, M.D.

 

 

PRESENT POSITION:

 

07/2015-06/2016                    Clinical Fellow in Facial Plastic Surgery                                                                                                       

                                                              Department of Otolaryngology – University of Toronto

                                                              Fellowship Director: Peter Adamson M.D.

                                                              Ontario, Canada                     

 

PRIOR ACADEMIC POSITION:

 

07/2014-06/2015                    Instructor in Otolaryngology/Chief Resident

                                                              Mayo College of Medicine

                                                              Phoenix, AZ                                                                           

 

EDUCATION:

 

06/2010-06/2015                    Residency in Otolaryngology (Integrated Internship)     

                                                              Department of Otolaryngology – Mayo Clinic Arizona

                                                              Phoenix, AZ

                                                                                                                                   

08/2006-06/2010                    University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)                       

                                                              MD, Doctor of Medicine

                                                              Galveston, TX                                                           

 

08/2002-06/2006                    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)

                                                              BS, Biology with Honors

                                                              Chapel Hill, NC

                                                                                                                       

BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

 

2015-2016                                   American Board of Otolaryngology

                                                            Board eligible

                                                            Completion of Otolaryngology residency June, 2015

 

2010-Present                             American Heart Association

                                                             Advanced Cardiac Life Support     

                                                                                                   

2008-Present                             American Heart Association

                                                             Basic Life Support                                                                                                                 

 

LICENSURE:

 

2010 – Present                           Arizona (Medical)            

                                                                             

HONORS/AWARDS:

 

2015                                        Spirit of Mayo Clinic Award – Finalist (Mayo Clinic)                        

2010                                        Edward Randall Medal of Academic Excellence (UTMB)

                       

2010                                        Alpha Omega Alpha, Senior member (UTMB)                                               

2008-2009                          Outstanding Tutor Award 2 times (UTMB)

                                               

2002-2006                          Dean’s List 7 semesters (UNC)         

                                               

2006                                        Cum Laude with Honors (UNC)

                                                           

2002                                        Valedictorian - Stratford High School, Houston, TX

                                                    (474 in class)             

 

2002                                        Wendy’s High School Heisman – Nominee                                                                         

2002                                        National Merit Scholar - Finalist                                                                                          

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

 

2012 – Present                American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

                                                   Resident Member                                                                                                      

 

2012 – Present                Triological Society

                                                   Resident Member

                                                                                                                       

2010 – Present                American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

                                                   Resident Member                                                                                          

 

2010 – 2015                      Arizona Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

                                                   Resident Member                                                                                                                  

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Teaching

 

2014-2015                   Instructor in Otolaryngology

                                             Department of Otolaryngology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

                       

2008-2009                   Medical Student Tutor

                                             University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX                                   

Scholastic

 

2015-2016                   Residency Program Committee

                                             Department of Otolaryngology, University of Toronto, Ontario

                                             Fellow Representative

 

2006-2008                   Jewish Student-Faculty Organization – Vice President/Member

                                             University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

                                               

2006-2007                   Student Surgical Society – Member                                                                                                                                                                                               University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

                                               

2003                                  DeBakey Summer Surgery Program – Participant                                                                                                                                                                Baylor College of Medicine                                                              

 

Athletic

 

2002-2005                   Club tennis team – Member

                                             University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

                                                           

2002                                 Tennis Camp Instructor

                                             Westside Tennis Club, Houston, TX

                                                                       

1998-2002                   Stratford High School tennis team – Member                                                                                                                                                                           Houston, TX

                                                                                                           

2000-2002                   Captain

                                                                                               

2002                                  All-State Doubles Team

                                                                       

1994-2002                   Nationally ranked in Singles and Doubles                                                                                                                                                                                   United States Tennis Association

                       

2000-2001                   Singles - #10 Texas, #73 United States                                                                                                                                                                                         Doubles - #1 Texas, #13 United States             

 

Community Service

 

2008-2009                   Austin Student Activities Council – Member

                                             Austin, TX                                                                                         

 

2008                                Keep Austin Beautiful – Member

                                            Austin, TX                                                                                         

 

2007-2008                  St. Vincent’s Clinic – Volunteer                                           

                                            Galveston, TX

 

                                                                                               

PUBLICATIONS AND SCHOLARLY WORK:

 

Peer-reviewed manuscripts

 

  1. Courson AM, Vikram HR, Barrs DM. What are the criteria for terminating treatment for necrotizing (malignant) otitis externa? Laryngoscope. 2014 Feb; 124(2):361-2. PMID:24105671.

 

  1. Courson AM, Stankiewicz JA, Lal D. Contemporary management of frontal sinus mucoceles: a meta-analysis. Laryngoscope. 2014 Feb; 124(2):378-86. PMID:23852463.

 

  1. Courson AM, Landry AM, Lott DG, Hinni ML. Open staple diverticulectomy for a large recurrent Zenker's diverticulum: still a valid procedure. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2013 Dec; 122(12):729-33. PMID:24592574.

 

  1. Zhou W, Chai H, Courson AM, Lin PH, Lumsden AB, Yao Q, Chen C. Ginkgolide A attenuates homocysteine-induced endothelial dysfunction in porcine coronary arteries. J Vasc Sur. 2006 Oct; 44(4):853-62. PMID:17012008.

 

Peer-reviewed manuscripts in preparation

 

  1. Courson AM, Bansberg SF, Pallanch JF. Use of custom silastic button prosthesis in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia patients with septal perforation. International Forum of Rhinology and Allergy. (Manuscript in progress). 2015.

 

  1. Bansberg SF, Courson AM. Mucosal flap repair of 163 septal perforations. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery (To be submitted). 2015.

 

  1. Courson AM, Bansber SF. Nasoseptal perforation repair utilizing an extended mucosal flap. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery (To be submitted). 2015.

 

  1. Courson AM, Hamilton GS. The use of open-cell foam and elastic foam tape as an effective and convenient skin simulator for teaching suturing technique. The Journal of Surgical Education (Submitted). 2015.

 

Book Chapters

 

Courson AM, Resto VA. Surgical management of sleep apnea in adults. In: Series Editor: Quinn FB. Dr. Quinn's Online Textbook of Otolaryngology 2009 Sep.

 

Thesis

 

Courson AM, Cakmakci NG, Salzler HR, Duronio RJ, Marzluff WF. Determination of minimal sequence of SLBP required for viability in D. melanogaster. Honors thesis. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 2006 Apr.

 

 

 

CLINICAL PRACTICE INTERESTS

 

General Otolaryngology, Facial plastic surgery: rhinoplasty, septal perforation repair, maxillofacial trauma, local flap reconstruction, aging face, blepharoplasty

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Facial plastic surgery: revision rhinoplasty, techniques for improving rhinoplasty, improving surgical outcomes in facial plastic surgery, septal perforation repair

 

IRB PROTOCOLS

 

Courson AM, Hinni ML, Lott DG. Laryngopharyngeal reflux before and after cricopharyngeal myotomy.

Active since 2013.

 

Courson AM, Hamilton GS. The use of open-cell foam and elastic foam tape as an effective and convenient skin simulator for teaching suturing technique.

Active since 2013.

 

Courson AM, Bansberg SF. Septal perforation repair: The Mayo Clinic Experience.

Active since 2012.

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

International:

           

10/2014           Courson AM (Presenter), Cain RB, Bansberg SF. Mucosal flap repair of 174 septal perforations. Poster presentation at the European Association of Facial Plastic Surgery. Mallorca, Spain.

 

10/2014           How should we train our Fellows? Round table discussion at the European Association of Facial Plastic Surgery. Mallorca, Spain.

 

6/2014             Gnagi SH, Courson AM, Bansberg SF. Septal perforation repair in the pediatric population. Oral presentation at the European Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Dublin, Ireland.

 

5/2014             Courson AM (Presenter), Bansberg SF. The interposition graft in septal perforation repair. Poster presentation at the 11th International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery. New York City, NY.

 

9/2013             Courson AM (Presenter), Bansberg SF. Nasal steroid spray as a causative factor in the development of nasal septal perforation. Poster presentation at the American Rhinologic Society Fall Meeting. Vancouver, BC.

 

 

 

9/2013             Courson AM (Presenter), Banserg SF, Pallanch JF. Use of custom silastic button prosthesis in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia patient with septal perforation. Poster presentation at the American Rhinologic Society Fall Meeting. Vancouver, BC.

 

National:

 

1/2015             Courson AM (Presenter), Crujido RL, Hinni ML. Undiagnosed systemic sclerosis causing exaggerated radiation-induced fibrosis. Poster presentation at the Combined Sections Meeting of the Triological Society. Coronado, CA.

 

9/2014             Courson AM (Presenter), Hamilton III GS. A technique to improve the reliability of profileplasty using Adobe Photoshop. Poster presentation at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting. Orlando, FL.

 

10/2013           Gnagi, SH, Courson AM, Bansberg SF. Septal perforation repair in the pediatric population: A case report. Poster presentation at the Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children Annual Meeting. Long Beach, CA.

 

10/2013           Courson AM (Presenter), Bansberg SF. Management of septal perforations. Oral instruction course presentation at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting. New Orleans, LA.

 

10/2013           Courson AM (Presenter), Bansberg SF. Mucosal flap repair of 163 septal perforations. Oral presentation at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

 

4/2013             Courson AM (Presenter), Bansberg SF. Nasoseptal perforation repair utilizing an extended mucosal flap. Oral presentation at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Section of the Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meeting. Orlando, FL.

 

1/2013             Courson AM (Presenter), Landry AM, Hinni ML. External diverticulectomy of a large recurrent Zenker’s diverticulum with mechanical stapler: Still a valid procedure. Poster presentation at the Combined Sections Meeting of the Triological Society. Scottsdale, AZ.

 

4/2012             Courson AM (Presenter), Stankiewicz JA, Lal D. Contemporary management of frontal sinus mucoceles: A meta-analysis. Poster presentation at the American Rhinologic Society section of the Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meeting. San Diego, CA.

 

4/2008             Courson A (Presenter), Makishima T. Characterization of inner ear specific apaf-1 isoforms in mice. Poster presentation at the National Student Research Program Forum. Galveston, TX.

 

 

 

Regional:

 

10/2014           Van Handel AC, Courson AM, Hamilton GS. The use of open-cell foam and elastic foam tape as an effective and convenient skin simulator for teaching suturing technique. Oral presentation at the Minnesota Surgical Society Fall Meeting. Rochester, MN.

 

4/2013             Courson AM (Presenter), Landry AM, Hinni ML. External diverticulectomy of a large recurrent Zenker’s diverticulum with mechanical stapler: Still a valid procedure. Poster presentation at the Mayo Clinic Academic Excellence Day. Phoenix, AZ.

 

8/2011             Courson AM (Presenter), Lal D. Minimal access approaches in rhinology and skull base surgery: Shifts in paradigm. Oral presentation at the Arizona Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ.

 

6/2007             Courson A (Presenter), Makishima T. Characterization of inner ear specific apaf-1 isoforms in mice. Poster presentation at the UTMB Medical Student Summer Research Program Forum. Galveston, TX.

 

4/2006             Courson AM (Presenter), Cakmakci, NG, Salzler HR, Duronio RJ, Marzluff WF. Determination of minimal sequence of SLBP required for viability in D. melanogaster. Oral presentation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Honors Thesis Symposium. Chapel Hill, NC.

 

 

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